Paul Oluwatomipe ADEKOLA completed the Doctor of Philosophy in Demography & Social Statistics in 2019/12/18 from Covenant University, Master in Demography & Social Statistics in 2016/05/06 from Covenant University, Master in Geography in 2011/09/27 from University of Ibadan and Bachelor in Geography & Planning Sciences in 2006/12/05 from Adekunle Ajasin University. He is a Visiting Researcher in Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde and Assistant Professor in Covenant University. He has published about 30 articles in journals. Works in the area(s) of Social Sciences with emphasis on Economic and Social and Cultural Geography. Paul O. Adekola has about ten years of active teaching, research and administrative experience at the university level in Nigeria. He is a trained Geographer, Demographer and Social Statistician with expertise in Migration (Internal and International), Population & Development, Population & Health, Gender & Women Studies, Quantitative as well as Qualitative Data Analysis among others. He is well-published with about 30 scientific articles revolving around his research interests in various international peer-reviewed high impact journals and authored a motivational book titled, "The Power of Choice". Paul is passionate about migrants, including displaced persons and other vulnerable populations. He has led field training on humanitarian assistance in the camp context, post-displacement economic independence, intra-camp skills development, and pre-return needs assessment with displaced persons at different IDPs camps in North-East Nigeria. Paul reviews regularly for many reputable journals, especially those indexed in Scopus. He has attended fully sponsored academic conferences and research trainings in Nigeria, Ghana, Germany, South Africa, Portugal, Spain and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Paul is a recipient of the prestigious and highly coveted Coimbra Scholarship, an annual scholarship awarded to very bright young scholars and promising early-career researchers from Africa to conduct three-month research at the University of Coimbra, Portugal and other associated universities in Europe. He is also a recipient of the Association of Commonwealth University (ACU) Scholarship for training on Migration and Climate Change held at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in August 2020. He is a member of relevant professional bodies such as the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) and Population Association of Nigeria (PAA), among others. He recently joined the Migration Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), an arm of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a volunteer for reviewing articles related to migration and health. Paul is a gifted data communicator who can win customers and investors over through data-driven analysis and skilful but simple presentation. His ability to work cohesively in a team comprising people of different races and colours and in a friendly manner endears him to his students and fellow researchers. He is happily married and blessed with two children.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Paul Oluwatomipe ADEKOLA

Nomes de citação

  • ADEKOLA, Paul

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Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • tomiadekola41@gmail.com (Profissional)
  • paul.adekola@covenantuniversity.edu.ng (Profissional)
  • adekola.oluwatomipe@uc.pt (Profissional)


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  • Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS), 3000-370, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal (Profissional)
  • Demography & Social Statistics Programme, Department of Economics & Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, 112233, Ado/Odo Ota LGA, Ota, Nigéria (Profissional)


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Geografia Cultural
  • Ciências Sociais - Geografia Económica e Social - Geografia Cultural


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Iorubá (Idioma materno)
Português Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2) Utilizador elementar (A2)
Grau Classificação
2016/06/09 - 2019/12/18
Demography & Social Statistics (Doctor of Philosophy)
Especialização em Forced Migration
Covenant University, Nigéria
"Pre-return Needs of Conflict-Induced Internally Displaced Persons: Reintegration Willingness in North-East, Nigeria" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2014/05/29 - 2016/05/06
Demography & Social Statistics (Master)
Especialização em Forced Migration
Covenant University, Nigéria
2009/12/05 - 2011/09/27
Geography (Master)
University of Ibadan, Nigéria
2003/09/04 - 2006/12/05
Geography & Planning Sciences (Bachelor)
Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigéria
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2021/11/21 - Atual Investigador visitante (Investigação) Universidade de Coimbra Centro de Investigação em Antropologia e Saúde, Portugal

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2012/09/03 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Covenant University, Nigéria
Covenant University, Nigéria


Designação Financiadores
2021/04/02 - 2021/07/31 Impact of Economic Diversification on Standard of Living in Nigeria
Research Consultant-01
Bolseiro de Investigação
Covenant University, Nigéria
2021/04/04 - 2021/04/24 Development of Questionnaire Guide for the Evaluation of the Sustainability of the Reintegration Programs for Nigeria Returnees from Libya, 2018-2021
Principal Field Consultant-01
Investigador responsável
2020/12/19 - 2021/03/27 Evaluation of Revenue Allocation and Tax Morale in Nigeria
Principal Field Consultant-01
Investigador responsável
Covenant University, Nigéria


Artigo em revista
  1. Paul O. Adekola; Dominic E. Azuh; Emmanuel O. Amoo; Gracie Brownell; Giuseppe T. Cirella. "Economic Drivers of Voluntary Return among Conflict-Induced Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria". Sustainability 14 4 (2022): 2060-2060. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042060.
  2. "Community-based health financing: empirical evaluation of the socio-demographic factors determining its uptake in Awka, Anambra state, Nigeria". International Journal for Equity in Health 20 1 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12939-021-01574-4.
  3. "Public perception and awareness of waste management from Benin City". Scientific Reports 11 1 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79688-y.
  4. "Demographic Dividend, and Economic Growth for Sustainable Development". African Journal of Business and Economic Research 2021 1 (2021): 1-5. https://journals.co.za/doi/10.31920/1750-4562/2021/SIn1a0.
  5. "Investigating the growth-energy-emissions trilemma in South Asia,". International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy 11 5 (2021): 112-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.11054.
  6. "Human Capital and Manufacturing Output in Nigeria: A Micro-Data Survey". Research in World Economy 12 2 (2021): 132-132. http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/rwe.v12n2p132.
  7. Emmanuel O. Amoo; Olujide Adekeye; Adebanke Olawole-Isaac; Fagbeminiyi Fasina; Paul O. Adekola; Gbemisola W. Samuel; Moses A. Akanbi; Muyiwa Oladosun; Dominic E. Azuh. "Nigeria and Italy Divergences in Coronavirus Experience: Impact of Population Density". The Scientific World Journal (2020): https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8923036.
  8. Paul Oluwatomipe Adekola; Dominic Azuh; Davies Adeloye; Emmanuel Amoo. "Urban renewal in Nigeria: a slash and burn approach?". Environment, Development and Sustainability (2019): https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0130-2.
  9. "Restoration of power supply to post-conflict communities in Northern Nigeria: Implication for sustainable Reintegration of Returning Migrants". Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1299 1 (2019): 012023-012023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1299/1/012023.
  10. Paul O. ADEKOLA; Associate Professor Emmanuel Amoo. Autor correspondente: Associate Professor Emmanuel Amoo. "Science, Technology & Poverty Eradication: Any Connection with Demography?". International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) 10 2 (2019): 231-243. http://www.iaeme.com/ijmet/issues.asp?JType=IJMET&VType=10&IType=2.
  11. "Determinants of Flooding and Strategies for Mitigation: Two-Year Case Study of Benin City". Geosciences 9 3 (2019): 136-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9030136.
  12. Paul Oluwatomipe Adekola; Dominic E. Azuh; Associate Professor Emmanuel Amoo. Autor correspondente: Paul Oluwatomipe Adekola. "Restoration of water supply in post-conflict communities in Nigeria and sustainable reintegration.". International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET), 10 2 (2019): 191-201. http://www.iaeme.com/citearticle.asp?Ed=15791&Jtype=IJCIET&VType=10&Itype=2.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  13. "Inter-spousal Communication as a determinant of contraceptive use in Nigeria: A mixed method". IJASOS-International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences 3 8 (2018): 645-654.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  14. "Spousal desertation and coping strategies among women with cervical cancer in Nigeria: a schematic framework for wellbeing". Etude de la population africaine=African Population Studies, 32 1 (2018): 4012-4021.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  15. "An Exploratory Assessment of Nigeria’s Performance in Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Towards a Better Performance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).". IOSR-Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), 22(11):25-37 22 11 (2017): 25-37.
  16. "Socio-economic and Health Implications of Urban Renewal on Internally Displaced Persons in Ogun State, South-western Nigeria". Journal of Internal Displacement, 7(1), 13-26 7 1 (2017): 13-26.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  17. Allen Abimola ; Paul O. ADEKOLA. Autor correspondente: Allen Abimola. "Health Implication of Child Marriage in North-East Nigeria.". Ananele Universitatii din Oradea, Seria Geografie 2017 1 (2017): 54-61. https://journalofinternaldisplacement.org/index.php/JID/article/view/61.
  18. "An Assessment of the State of Environmental Management in Nigerian Capital Cities". Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 12 2 (2017): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.9734/jgeesi/2017/34329.
  19. "An Evaluation of Financing Challenges of Informal Entrepreneurs in Southwest, Nigeria.". Palgo Journal of Business Management (PJBM) 3 2 (2016): 76-81. https://www.palgojournals.org/pjbm-tb-october-2016-3-2/.
  20. "A Qualitative Assessment of the Effects of Child Marriage on Female Education & Entrepreneurship in North-eastern Nigeria". International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies (IJSRMS) 2 1 (2016): 7-15.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  21. "Unemployment in Nigeria; A Challenge of Demographic Change?". International Journal of Scientific Research in Multidisciplinary Studies 2 5 (2016): 1-9.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
  22. "Exploring the Hindrances to Women Entrepreneurship, Development and Prosperity in Nigeria". Journal of Entrepreneurship: Research & Practice 2015 2015 (2015): 1-9. https://ibimapublishing.com/articles/JERP/2015/148163/.
  23. "Spatio-Temporal Factors and Dynamics of Population Growth in Ondo State, Nigeria: 1970-2010". International Journal of Innovation & Scientific Research (IJISR) 17 1 (2015): 43-50. http://www.ijisr.issr-journals.org/abstract.php?article=IJISR-15-073-10.
  24. "Socio-economic Factors Influencing the Utilization of Maternal Health Services in Amuwo-Odofin LGA of Lagos State, Nigeria.". BEST: International Journal of Humanities, Arts, Medicine & Social Sciences (BEST: IJHAMS) 3 4 (2015): 7-16.
  25. Paul O. ADEKOLA. Autor correspondente: Paul O. ADEKOLA. "Influence of Family Structure on Adolescent Sexual Behaviour in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria.". Australian Journal of Social Science Research, Australia 2 4 (2015): 1-8. http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/4305/#.YCVfxWhKjIU.
  26. "The Definitions and Onset of an Old Person in South-Western Nigeria". Educational Gerontology 41 7 (2015): 494-503. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2014.1003492.
  27. "Combating Infant Mortality in Ibadan North Local Government Area, Southwest, Nigeria: Need for Sustainable Development.". Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (JSDA) 16 2 (2014): 14-30.
  28. "Environmental Factors Affecting Infant Mortality in Ibadan North, Nigeria". African Journal of Social Sciences 4 1 (2014): 53-67.
    Acesso aberto • Publicado
Capítulo de livro
  1. "Migration, Urbanization and Environmental Problems in Nigeria.". In Migration and Urbanization in Contemporary Nigeria: Policy Issues and Challenges, editado por John Lekan Oyefara, 1-519. University of Lagos Press and Bookshop Ltd, 2016.


Outra produção
  1. Infant mortality rates and nonrenewable energy consumption in Asia and the Pacific: The mediating role of carbon emissions. 2021. Bosede Ngozi ADELEYE; Muhammad AZAM; Evans OSABUOHIEN; Ifeoluwa OGUNRINOLA; Paul O. ADEKOLA. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202105.0204.v1.

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
2021/11/18 - Atual Research Centre for Anthropology and Health (CIAS)

Revisão ad hoc de artigos em revista

Nome da revista (ISSN) Editora
2020/04/03 - 2020/09/04 PLoS ONE (1932-6203) Public Library of Science (PLOS)


2021 Coimbra Scholarship
2021 Principal Field Consultant
DC Premium Logistics & Solutions, Ltd, Lagos, Nigéria
2020 Commonwealth Scholarship
The Association of Commonwealth Universities, Reino Unido
2020 Principal Field Consultant
IDS-ICTD-Moerenhout Consulting, Sussex University, UK,, Reino Unido
2017 Best Lecturer of the Year
Covenant University College of Development Studies, Nigéria
2017 Travel Award/Funding
Covenant University Centre for Research Innovation and Discovery, Nigéria
2006 Best Graduating Student
Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigéria
2005 Ondo State Scholarship for Outstanding Student
Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigéria